Tag: Barbara Ehardt

2021 Legislative Update: Week 13

EDUCATION New Legislation: House Bill 377 would protect free speech and prohibit K-12 teachers and professors of higher education institutions from requiring students to adopt a position on any issue personally. It promotes non-discriminatory practices in the classroom and allows for funds to be retracted from a school if there is a violation of this…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 12

EDUCATION New Legislation: House Bill 364, called the Protecting Critical Thinking in Higher Education Act and sponsored by Representative Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho Falls), was introduced this week and passed out of the House Education Committee. This bill would reinforce the right to free speech and is being presented in response to the stories of discrimination…

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Conzatti: Biden’s Anti-Family Agenda Steams Ahead

Things are moving quickly right now, both in Boise and in Washington, D.C. Here’s a quick update on news you should know: Biden’s Anti-Family Agenda Steams Ahead The new presidential administration has wasted no time in enacting its radical, anti-family policies. Within hours of his inauguration, President Biden signed one of the most revolutionary executive…

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Coalition Applauds Governor Little’s Leadership to Promote Family Prosperity in Idaho 

The Protect Idaho Families Coalition supports the Governor’s decision to sign House Bills 500 and 509 into law. We recognize that the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act and the Idaho Vital Statistics Act are vital to the protection of every individual and family in our state.   “We are excited to see Idaho is going in…

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Bill Alert: House Bills 500 & 509 Biological Sex Matters

This year, 2020, marks 100 years since women’s suffrage. Idaho was the fourth state to give women the right to vote and the first to do it by constitutional amendment. Since then, women across the country have made a strong impact on the communities and our nation. Little did those women activists know that within…

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Idaho House Seeks to Revise Mandatory Minimums

On February 6, 2019, State Representatives Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) and Bryan Zollinger (R-Idaho Falls) introduced House Bill 99 (H0099), which seeks to amend “existing law to revise provisions regarding sentences for trafficking of controlled substances.” According to the statement of purpose, H0099 “provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum…

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House Bill Seeks to Protect Parental Rights with “Opt-In” Sex Education

On February 11, 2019, State Representative Barbara Ehardt (R–Idaho Falls) introduced House Bill 120 (H0120), which “amends existing law to revise provisions regarding sex education.” This legislation gives parents the ability to opt their children “in” to public school sexual education classes. House Bill 120 provides an additional layer of protection to parental rights, ensuring…

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S1049: Partial-Birth Abortion

On February 1, 2019, State Senators Lori Den Hartog and Todd Lakey introduced Senate Bill 1049 (S1049), which seeks to amend “existing law to revise provisions regarding partial-birth abortion.” If passed, S1049 would update Idaho’s ban on partial-birth abortion to be consistent with federal law. The ban ensures that partial-birth abortions are illegal to perform…

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